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Hawks - Point Pelee, Ontario

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Paul Dunlop, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. Well it was my first time at BIF - and wow is it ever difficult!

    As always, when you try something new, you REALLY appreciate the great shots that you have seen others make

    These are heavily cropped - I had a difficult time following them, but hope to practice more in the future

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  2. genera


    Oct 6, 2005
    Paul, for the most part they're a little underexposed but, all in all, I'd say you're off to a good start. I'm curious about your choice of focal lengths considering that they are heavily cropped. I looked at the exif for a few and it showed that they were shot at 70, 145, 195, and 300mm .
  3. Hi

    Gotcha - I didn't get to choose my focal lengths :frown:....because i was having so much trouble tracking them

    I would get one - zoom to 300mm - then lose it and have to pull back - then shoot - at whatever length I happened to be at

    This is a skill set that I just haven't attempted before and I can't wait to practice this more!
  4. Hiya paul! Yep, doing birds in flight can be quite hard! I think you got a couple of vultures in with your hawks the 2nd and last are turkey vultures. keep up the practice, get a good bird book, and get prepared to get a bad case of lens lust disease!
  5. good shooting Paul, keep the sun at your back if you can, and over expose when shooting up into a blue or white sky... 1-2 stops.

    Good luck out there!
  6. BirdLady


    Jan 8, 2006
    Good start on BIF, Paul. If I tried all mine would be a big blur. BIF shots are the hardest to do.
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